Vanessa Bryant took to Instagram to call out Meek Mill over a line that many viewed
as being disrespectful to late Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.
The lyrics in question, which appeared to reference the Jan. 26, 2020 helicopter crash
Kobe and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna died in, caught the attention of the internet
last week after surfacing online.
Meek Mill rapped: “Yeah, if I ever lack, I’m goin’ out with my chopper, it be another Kobe.”
Kobe Bryant’s widow, Vanessa, told Meek she finds the line “extremely insensitive and
disrespectful.” She told him he can do better than that and added that his latest release
“lacks respect and tact”.
“Dear @meekmill, I find this line to be extremely insensitive and disrespectful.
Period,” Vanessa Bryant wrote on her IG Stories on Monday night.
“I am not familiar with any of your music, but I believe you can do better than this.
If you are a fan, fine, there’s a better way to show your admiration for my husband.
This lacks respect and tact.”
Just minutes after Vanessa Bryant posted the message, Meek took to Twitter to write,
“I’m going back savage in this shit … f#%k ya feelings!”
He continued with two more tweets, writing, “Ion trust people gotta play it raw ……” and
“Head taps for n#%ga tryna pull my card!”
It’s unclear if the tweets were in response to Vanessa Bryant’s message or if Meek has
even seen Vanessa’s note at all.
Also unclear were tweets Meek sent out this past Thursday as criticism of the Philly
rapper reached a crescendo over the Kobe line.
“somebody promo a narrative and y’all follow it…. y’all internet antics cannot stop me
….shit like zombie land or something,” Meek wrote at the time.